Lady Austen, a widow, took a house near Cowper and Mrs.
It was Lady Austen, too, who urged Cowper to his greatest work, The Task.
You cannot be at perfect ease with a friend who does not joke, and I suppose this is what deprived me of a final satisfaction in the company of Anthony Trollope, who jokes heavily or not at all, and whom I should otherwise make bold to declare the greatest of English novelists; as it is, I must put before him Jane Austen
, whose books, late in life, have been a youthful rapture with me.
Still, on the whole, I'd rather live without them than without Jane Austen."
"Jane Austen? I don't like Jane Austen," said Rachel.
A chef d'oeuvre of that kind of quiet evolution of character through circumstance, introduced into English literature by Miss Austen
, and carried to perfection in France by George Sand (who is more to the point, because, like Mrs.
Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen
Goss (Associate Professor of English at Clemson University in South Carolina), "Jane Austen
and Comedy" takes for granted two related notions.
for Kids: Her Life, Writings, and World with 21 Activities
Introducing Alice Chandler's "'A Pair of Fine Eyes': Jane Austen
's Treatment of Sex," first published in Studies in the Novel, Vol.
NO DOUBT BUOYED by slavery subthemes in Mansfield Park and Emma, supportive commentators seek to put Jane Austen
on the right side of history by asserting that the author continues to flex her abolitionist muscles in Persuasion, her final novel.
LAHORE -- Never has a woman influenced readers' hearts and minds like Jane Austen